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1160 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-8481
+1 480-557-0700
06:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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Surprise, Arizona
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place if you like a lot of options to chose from and all the food is awesome. This location is always packed. So be patience as it is so worth the wait. Once seated you will be glad you waited.

Thank TravelalotDes
Tempe, Arizona
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199 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ice tea was Ok. The cup of soup, sweet and sour cabbage soup, was average to. The flavor was close to Ok, but a little bit to sugary and made with diluted tomato paste, difficult to combine with the cabbage and make it interesting. The small Greek salad was big enough, so that I was unable to finish it.... More 

Thank ferdipet
Littleton, Colorado
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends took us to Chompies for breakfast last week and we were blown away by the large number of breakfast selections on the menu... every plate that passed by our table looked delicious! Once our breakfast plates showed up, we could hardly believe our eyes, such large portions! Needless to say, we brought over half our meal home for... More 

Thank Chris C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for breakfast while in Tempe. Service was very good.Great menu with lots of options for breakfast or lunch. Restaurant clean and food was very good. Their bakery looked awesome!!! Would definately recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Thank Nickallie
Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There on a Saturday morning, so very crowded and somewhat loud. Service good, just a little slow due to crowd. Not a very long wait for a table. However, DO NOT buy their CARBS NOT! bread sold in the lobby. Got some to take home as gifts to diabetics friends - they hated it! Chewy and bad tasting. So, $11.98... More 

Thank GracieLV
Mesa, Arizona
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102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in here after a native New Yorker told me this was the closest to a Jewish deli in the area. I had the pastrami on rye, which I have had at Katz's deli in NY. The meat was excellent but the potions were a little smaller than you would get in NY. Still a must try.

Thank Ronald V
Scottsdale, Arizona
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175 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I went to Chompies this afternoon to take advantage their St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner. My experience started off well. I arrived shortly before 3 pm and I was delighted to have arrived at an hour when they weren't busy at all. I was seated immediately in a nice booth, and water was quick to follow. I... More 

Thank Terri S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My first experience at Chompies, in 2000, featured the best bagels west of the Mississippi. They're not as good now, but still, better than chain store bagels. Bakery items are excellent, portions art ample for 2 people

Thank WorthHaving
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Chompies has huge portions and the quality of food is excellent. It can be slow service as they are super busy.

Thank Nicole M
Socorro, New Mexico
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Combination restaurant and bakery. Went for lunch extensive menu. Our group had pastrami sandwiches ( 2 of us split one), sampler potato pancakes, , tuna melt, and corned beef. Sandwiches thick with meat, choice of breads and side of cole slaw , which had grapes in it. Different and good. Too full for dessert but bought ruglach, and another pastry... More 

Thank amy T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1160 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281-8481
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-557-0700
Chompie's, Arizona's NY Deli Since 1979, is best known for its award-winning N.Y. style boiled-then-baked bagels, famous "Mile High" corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, Jewish Sliders (featured on Travel Channel's Man v. Food Season 3), matzo ball soup, fresh baked breads, N.Y. style black and white cookies, N.Y. style cheesecake, catering, and its huge breakfast all day, lunch and dinner menu, featuring sandwiches, salads, burgers, chicken sandwiches, smoked fish and lox, sliders, traditional Jewish cuisine favorites, Friday fish fry, potato pancakes (latkes), soups, eggs, omelets, pancakes, waffles, French toast, eggs benedicts, healthy Fitness Boot Camp selections, gluten free friendly choices, and kids menu options. Chompie's deli counter features meats and cheeses, smoked fish, cream cheeses, deli salads, knish, and more. The bakery counter offers Chompie's fresh baked-from-scratch breads, bagels, bialys, cakes, cookies, danishes, gluten free friendly bakery goods, rugelach, cupcakes, cheesecake, and more. Take out is also available.

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